As Autumn Calls are a band from Canada that plays an atmospheric and melodic form of doom/death metal ans this is a review of their self released 2009 demo "Emotionless".
Drums are all slow drumming with no fast playing or blast beats being present on this recording, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times they have a very powerful sound to them, as for the synths they are mostly in they back ground and they bring a very dark and atmospheric sound to the music.
Rhythm guitars are all slow riffs that combine doom and death metal together with alot of dark sounding melodies being thrown into the riffing with the songs being long and epic in length, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding guitar solos and leads, as for the classical guitars when they are utilized they use finger picking and full chords to enhance the darkness of the music.
Vocals range from deep death/doom metal growls to high pitched screams that have a black metal feeling to them as well as some clean singing being used on the last song in addition there are some spoken word parts on the same song, while the lyrics cover depressing and dark themes, as for the production it has a very dark, powerful and heavy sound to it.
In my opinion As Autumn Calls are a very great sounding atmospheric and melodic doom/death metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check this recording out. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Resignation". RECOMMENDED BUY.